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The ever-evolving world of QA

By Iain Stuart on March 26, 2020 in User adoption, Best practice

When I started in “Testing”, it wasn’t thought of as a value add, or even Quality Assurance, it wasn’t even thought of as a necessity, it was more of ‘let’s drop a load of code over the wall and let the testers sort it out’, let them find a few bugs, give them no time to test it and then implicitly blame them when it all goes wrong in Production. Remember that? And “Doh - you gave us two days to test when I needed to run batch jobs over several days just to prove one Critical test and I need a minimum of a month to complete my 100s of tests, no wonder it went wrong in Production!”.

Some thoughts on working from home

By Barry Wakelin on March 26, 2020 in Digital workspace

It’s an oft-repeated comment, but we really are having to learn to live our lives in ways that are as novel as Covid-19 itself. How long we’ll have to do so remains something of a mystery but with no vaccine in sight, we can assume that it’s going to be for longer than we might perhaps like. So, how am I managing my self-isolation and what might be the upsides?

We’re all remote workers now!

By Sarah Major on March 25, 2020

Like many people starting a new job, I had ‘first day of school’ nerves for the first few days. I spent time learning about my new workplace and getting to know my colleagues. I looked forward to the lunch breaks to be shared with the team and the getting-to-know-you moments with those who sit near me.

Remote workshopping – How to engage and interact successfully

By Jono Hodson on March 24, 2020 in User adoption, Best practice

As we are entering a new situation where working from home is becoming more and more needed, in some instances required, collaborating remotely is essential. Undertaking administrative work from home can be simple but how do you engage with groups of people that you require input from at the same time?

Our Best Practices When Working from Home

By ClearPeople on March 20, 2020 in Best practice, Digital workspace

In the wake of all the changes and uncertainty associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, ClearPeople are working hard to keep our spirits up and our business running as smoothly as possible given the circumstances. We are lucky that the digital workspace is what we do for a living, and we already give most employees the option of working from home up to three days per week as part of our wellbeing and flexibility benefits, so in many ways we were well-prepared for a “new normal”.

How to Handle Asynchronous Requests Gracefully in React

By Ian Jackson on March 20, 2020 in Best practice

A dynamic React component which requires data to be fetched will have a brief period when there is no data to show.

Optimising O365 traffic for remote staff

As remote work is a very hot topic at the moment you might get a lot of value from this blog published by Microsoft last week.

ClearPeople Returners Breakfast

By ClearPeople on March 10, 2020 in Diversity & Inclusivity

With International Women’s Day top of mind, ClearPeople recently hosted a “Returner’s Breakfast”, inviting people who had taken an extended career break and are interested in returning to work or starting a business to come together, network, and share their experiences.

Working the way we know best, despite the disruption of COVID-19

Even if you have been living under a rock the past 3 months, you would have heard about COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus, which is reaching all corners of the globe.  

Calling the new Presence endpoint in MS Graph API from SPFx

By Luis Mañez on March 3, 2020 in SharePoint, Best practice

Last December, the Microsoft Graph team announced the preview of a new endpoint in the MS Graph API, that allows us to get presence information for a set of users.

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